Bought a 2014 2.5 CX5 in 2013. A bit more road and wind noise than I like.
Auto tends to lug the engine a bit. On balance love it for its good power, simple well made interior and excellent handling. As with 2 previous Mazdas I have owned, 0 problems. Have averaged 30mpg over 32000miles. Curiously enough, mileage is about the same in suburban driving as on the open road, probably due to the usual brick like aerodynamics of an SUV. Would buy it again, but if test drive confirms the impressions of the Cx3 I have formed from the press , that will be my next purchase. I haven't ruled out the extremely practical Fit, but I'm no longer considering the less efficient HRV
I read that NVH is improved with 2016 CX5s. Also that 'commander control' knob should be an ergonomic boon. You will be happy with your choice.
Last edited by Okhick; 04-06-2015 at 02:00 PM.